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Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy

Document type Book
Author Leach, Belinda
Author Winson, Anthony
Publisher University of Toronto Press; Toronto ; Buffalo
Date 2002
ISBN 080203554X
Pages vii, 224 p., ill., map


[E]xamines the effects of economic globalization on several manufacturing-dependent rural communities in Canada. In looking at such contemporary corporate strategies as plant closures and downsizing, authors [The authors] consider the impact of capitalist restructuring on the residents of various communities. [They] argue that the new rural economy has caused considerable instability and hardship in the lives of rural residents as they struggle to adapt in the face of economic upheaval."--Publisher's description


Contents: The Global and the Local: Understanding Globalization through Community Research -- Community Sketches, History, and Method -- The New Rural Economy and the Shape of Restructuring -- Skidding into the Contingent Work World -- 'Forget All Your Dreams and Good Luck with Your Life': Lay-Off and the New Reality of Contingent Labour -- Economic Diversity, Sustainability, and Manufacturing Communities. Geographic: Ontario. Ontario.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index.